R. Kelly has been under the scanner for several years, most specifically for sleeping with under aged women and the recent sex cult accusations.
The legendary singer has surprised the world by releasing a 19 minute song called ‘I Admit’ where he sort of freestyles for a full 19 minutes. In the song, he addresses the accusation that he is running a “sex cult” following sexual violence, coercion and keeping young women at his Chicago and Atlanta homes against their will.
Throughout the song, he doesn’t really admit to his fault but does say that he’s done some “sins” in the past. “I admit, I admit that I did / I f*cked my girlfriend’s bestfriend (oh) / Yeah I tapped that in the back of my Benz / I admit I’m sorry for my sins,” he sings in the second verse of the track which almost sounds like a modern day ‘Trapped In The Closet.” “What’s the definition of a cult?/ What’s the definition of a sex slave? / Go to the dictionary, look it up / Let me know I’ll be here waiting,” he croons.
“Say I’m abusing these women. What the f*ck? That’s some absurd shit. They brainwashed, really? Kidnapped, really? Can’t eat, really? Real talk that shit sounds silly,” Kelly opens up after also revealing that he was sexually abused as a young boy. That’s not it, the hitmaker says he can’t believe he’s become the most disrespected artist today: “The only reason I stay on tour, is ’cause I gotta pay my rent / I never thought it would come to this, to be the most disrespected artist.”
R. Kelly also addressed Spotify removing him from its playlists around 8:10 mark of the song: “Spotify, took me off they playlist / I admit that I, been underated / I’m not convicted, not arrested, but dragged my name in the dirt.”
Listen to the full song below.